Thursday, 30 June 2016

D-Lish Scraps - little explorer and 'you are loved' mini canvas

 Hello there, just squeezing in one more post for this month.  Here are some creations using the monthly kit from D-Lish Scraps - it's fun to see what I can make each month from their Just add Paper Kits!!

This was the mood board and I've used the cushion as my main inspiration for this page.
Here what I've come up with:

 I've gone with a block style design and keeping it nice and simple.  I love the wood veneer embellishments in the kit!!
Here are some close-up's:

 The butterflies are cute and I love the added touch of gold.
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 Including some more hand writing on this page too!

I still had quite a few bits from the kit, so I've whipped up this little canvas!!
 I really liked the watercolour card and the wood veneer hoop, so this was my starting point.
 I've done a little mixed media in the background.  Then I've clustered some flowers on the edge of the hoop.
Lastly, I added in that cute little tassel.
This will be a nice little addition for my craft room shelf.

Thanks for popping in ♥

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

mini album - little friends

Hello there.
I've had a bit of creative fun making a mini album for a series of photo's that I took on a recent camping trip.   I've put together a little album made from one sheet of 12x12 paper - here is a link to a blog post which explains how the mini album is put together ☺

 This is the front cover!  I've used some pattern paper from Cre8tiv which you can find at KMart ☺  Embellishments and stickers are Heidi Swapp and other bits in my stash.



 Here is the album folded out to reveal each page of the album!


 I think it's turned out rather sweet.  I've included lots of little words and expressions, the date and some hand-written journal work.
I know my little man will love looking at this ♥
Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

friends - Jot Mood board June challenge

Hey there, I'm sharing my page I did for the Jot Mood board challenge - I loved all the white space!!  I was inspired by the lettering, stripes, bike, colours and flowers.

June 2016 - Lauren copy
Here's what I've come up with:

 I love this photo I took of my youngest lad with his friend - they have such fun times together and are always happy ♥
Here are some close-up's:
 I'm trying to in-corporate my own hand-writing in my pages - gives it a more personal feel ☺
 I'm off to link this one up and hopefully get a few more pages done this month.
Thanks for coming by ♥

Thursday, 9 June 2016

crochet doily rug

 Hello there ☺
Today I'm sharing a crochet project that I've recently completed.  Thanks to a lovely class at a local craft store - Cotton Rose - I've made this giant doily. 


 It's a lovely addition to my bathroom!!  This rug is made with t-shirt yarn and I've used a size 10 crochet hook - so it's come up super chunky!

 I love the finished edging.
 It turned out to be a generous size - my rug measures just under one meter in diameter.
This was such a great project to do.  I enjoyed it so much, I've got another one on the go, with some t-shirt yarn I had in my stash ...................
Thanks for popping in ♥

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

by the sea - D-Lish Scraps

 Hello there.  Here is my one and only scrapbook post for the month of May.  I'm getting this one done just one time!!  May has been busy ☺
I've used my Just Add Paper kit from D-Lish Scraps and joined in with their monthly challenge.

There is a bit of a 'beachy' feel to this mood board, so I've gone with some beach photo's of my youngest lad.
Here's what I've come up with:
 All the embellishments are from the kit, I've only added in some sticker letters from my stash.  Here are a few close-up's:

 I love all the flowers and sequins!!  I used these to tie in with the mood board elements.
I'm trying to 'like' my own hand writing in an attempt to use it more on my scrapbook pages - it really does give that more personal feel!
With the piece of tissue paper supplied in the kit, I've cut out multiple hearts using a heart punch, then added one of the cabochon flowers and made my own embellishment!

Well, I'm off to link this one up.  I really hope June will bring more scrapbooking time ☺
Til next time ♥

Saturday, 21 May 2016

crochet blanket

 Hello there.  Lately, I've been filling in my spare time with this crochet blanket ☺.
Thought I'd share it here, as I love how it's turned out.  I love the wide stripes and the 'ombre' effect.


 The stitch is called Primrose Stitch and I've used the tutorial from Rescued Paw Designs!!  I love this website and have made a number of blankets with patterns and ideas from this spot.

 I've used six different colours in total and the stripes are 20 rows in each colour.
For the edging, I've chosen the pom-pom stitch which is just so fun to make.
 Both sides of the blanket are equally as nice and have a different effect.
 I really love the texture this stitch gives - the yarn is acrylic in 8ply and I used a 4mm crochet hook - so it crochets up fairly quickly.  This blanket measures 100cm x 125cm.
 I'll be adding this blanket to my pile to donate or giveaway.  You can read about and see the other blankets HERE.

Now I'm off to find another crochet project to make or finish off some other projects that I have around the place ☺
Thanks for popping in ♥

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

love - D-Lish Scraps

Hello there.  I managed to create a page using my D-Lish April kit but didn't quite finish on time for their monthly challenge.  But I still wanted to share .......
the kit was 'girlish' and so I pulled out a photo of my niece and made this page!
 Most of the bits on this page were included in the kit - excluding the orange alphabet stickers.  I love using the Project Life app to edit my photo and add text.  It's so quick and easy. 
Here are a few close up's:
 I've used the heart cut-out as a stencil too - adding texture with modelling paste and water colour paints.  I also sprayed over the hearts on white cardstock with some colour shine from Heidi Swapp, then used my heart punch. 
With the roll of wire from the kit I decided to make the word 'love' and use that as part of my title. I've popped one of the flair buttons on the letter 'O'.  Love how it's turned out!

Have a great week and thanks for popping in ♥